Launched as a model year 2008, the Volvo C30 is a dynamic, fun-to-drive car that helped us connect with enthusiasts and also fulfilled its purpose in supporting Volvo as a luxury brand with performance credentials. Looking ahead, however, we have made the decision to discontinue C30 production to better position Volvo for the future and the next stages of our model portfolio. We encourage C30 fans to consider the new Limited Edition model currently available, of which only 250 specially numbered cars will be built. With a design that pays homage to the vintage 1800ES, we expect both collectors and enthusiasts to embrace it and carry on the C30 legacy.
Polestar has worked with the Volvo C30 since its introduction in 2006 and has since then optimised over 1200 cars to private customers, claimed five racing titles and secured 20 racing victories with the model.
The C30 started its career with Polestar in the 2007 Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC) season after an intense development work. The highlight of its racing career came in 2009 when Tommy Rustad secured the STCC title for Polestar.
Other than the optimisations for the road version of the C30 model, like the Black R and U.S. Limited Edition, a 455 HP concept car was built and tested by Top Gear:
"Really hard. Really raw. This car is epic." Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear.
Polestar has put together a tribute video of the car, showing the milestones with the model.